Saturday, July 15, 2006

Its A Matter Of Survival For Israel

As is the case in Lebanon today, civilians often suffer at the hands of their own Islamic militant leadership (a.k.a. terrorists - Pres. Bush purposely left that out for political reasons) that is bent on going to war. According to this article, Hezbollah has no restraint in announcing its glee that the violence is escalating to an open war. Doesn't sound to me as if these terrorist leaders (I know that there is disagreement about them being labeled "terrorists", but from what I've seen, they are) even care about the suffering of their people. They're bloodthirsty for "death to Israel" as is every nation mentioned in the prophecy*.

Even though Bush and Putin disagree about who is at fault for the escalation, there is no doubt that Israel was provoked by Islamic militants.

From 2nd article link:

Mr. Bush says Islamic militants started the fighting to disrupt what he says was progress by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to pursue a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

"As the vision was progressing, certain terrorist elements began to act to stop the advance of democracy," he said. "The militant wing of Hamas made decisions to attack and to capture. Hezbollah has made decision to stop the advance of a two-state solution."

President Bush has continued to back Israel's right to defend itself against such attacks.

Here we find the real reasons why Hezbollah is steadfast in escalating the violence to all out war. They have been fuming over the advances for peace made through Israel's Gaza pullout (as well as a democracy forming in Iraq). But how has Israel been rewarded? More violence including suicide bombings! Kidnapped soldiers! Rockets sent into Israel!

I totally agreed with Benjamin Netanyahu when he appeared several times on the Fox News Channel insisting that the Gaza pullout was a big mistake. How correct he was! Israel can give forth all the concessions, appeasements, and "land for peace" deals it wants but it, unfortunately, will never be enough in the eyes of her enemies!

With Iran's crazy leader declaring that Israel should be "swept off the face of the map," we know that the Bush administration's dream (as well as the former Clinton one) of the Palestinians and Israelis being "two states living side by side peacefully" will never happen through the efforts of man. It will only happen when the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ, returns to this earth. As you probably have surmised, as a Christian, I hold a Biblical worldview about Israel and her right to live in the land "as an inheritance from the Lord."

Politically speaking, I think that Israel has finally had enough of this terrorism crap. They have had to deal with it for so long, that I don't blame her leadership for defending the country no matter what it takes! This is not a matter of retaliation (this time, they have done so in the past)'s a matter of survival.

The article goes on to say:

President Putin says he and President Bush will take every necessary action to try and find common ground between the combatants to reach a conclusion that not only stops the fighting but also creates an enabling environment for Israel within secure borders.

The part in bold is difficult to accomplish when only one side agrees that Israel deserves to live in the land (if the truth be told about the militant Islamists mindset, that would preclude Israel's right to live in any land!) and have secure borders.

[*This post has been adapted from a comment originally posted in the David's Incredible Prophecy of Israel's Enemies Today thread]

Update: Along with Michelle Malkin, I STAND WITH ISRAEL!

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Susan Smith said...

I appreciate this post, Christine. My prayer is for God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Come quickly Lord Jesus.

I am at peace here in Jerusalem tonight. It is time for me to log off and get some rest. Shabbat Shalom my sister in Christ on the West Coast. God bless you and much love from Israel. (ss)

Christinewjc said...

Yes Susan, we need to continually pray for God's will to be done on this earth, just as Jesus Himself instructed us during his 3 year ministry as God Incarnate.

Praying for Israel, America, and all our brothers and sisters in Christ who may be in harms way during this struggle. Stay safe!

But we know that as the faithful in Christ, He will never leave nor forsake us...what a comfort in the midst of turmoil!

Praying for more to come to know Jesus...

God bless and much love from the West Coast!